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US$6.3m raised in Series A for new Singapore-based financing startup Jenfi

US$6.3m raised in Series A for new Singapore-based financing startup Jenfi

Singapore-based startup Jenfi has raised US$6.3 million in a Series A round with Golden Equator Ventures and Korea Investment Partners (via the GEC-KIP Fund) participating in the fundraising. Growth financing for early-stage non-profitable startups can be tricky as they don’t fit into the traditional customer mold for financial institutions.

More Ultra-rich Individuals Interested in Setting Up Family Offices in Singapore

More Ultra-rich Individuals Interested in Setting Up Family Offices in Singapore

Singapore's growing status as a financial hub is luring increasing numbers of well-heeled families from across the world to set up offices here to manage their money. Experts point to Singapore's regulatory environment and geography as key factors in its attraction as an investment destination for the world's wealthy.

Asian Wealth Transfer to See More Women in Leadership Roles

Asian Wealth Transfer to See More Women in Leadership Roles

In Asia, and many parts of the world, careers in finance continue to be male-dominated, especially at the most senior levels. In January, however, Singapore lender OCBC changed that paradigm, naming Helen Wong as its next group chief executive officer. That makes her the first woman to head a Singapore bank and one of the very few to lead an Asian financial institution.

Shirley Crystal Chua's Golden Equator is Committed to Propelling Possibilities

Shirley Crystal Chua's Golden Equator is Committed to Propelling Possibilities

Through her Singapore-based holding company, Golden Equator, Chua manages, seven companies — including multi-family office Golden Equator Wealth and venture capital arm Golden Equator Ventures, which invests in high-growth technology firms. Besides regional offices in Cambodia and Taiwan, the group also expanded its footprint into Brunei early this year, establishing its multi-family office business, consulting arm and potentially its workspace subsidiary in the oil-rich sultanate.

DARe Opens Registration for Business Bootcamps

DARe Opens Registration for Business Bootcamps

Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) is inviting aspiring and existing entrepreneurs in Brunei looking to develop their businesses to register for their micro bootcamp and accelerate bootcamp programmes that will begin at the end of the month. Golden Equator Brunei will be running both bootcamp programmes, which are fully sponsored by DARe, using a blended approach of online and in-person training that will comprehensively cover the development of a business plan and roadmap.

Power for Good 2020: Shirley Crystal Chua

Power for Good 2020: Shirley Crystal Chua

In a lot of the work she does, Shirley Crystal is led by a singular purpose – to invest in the future for the next generation. The company runs a NextGen Programme that aims to revolutionise wealth preservation by moulding next-generation members of business families into future leaders through a highly customised curriculum across various industries like finance, wealth development, entrepreneurship and leadership development.

Succession Planning in a Pandemic: How Asia’s Affluent Prepare for the Future

Succession Planning in a Pandemic: How Asia’s Affluent Prepare for the Future

In Asia, legacy planning has always been a sensitive topic to broach, especially among affluent families with a traditional mindset. But with the ongoing global pandemic spurring many into a reckoning with their own mortality, experts say the crisis has been a “catalyst” among the wealthy to take stock of their succession plans.